When Contaminants Seep In, Quality Slips Away, and Costs Creep Up
You deal in precision, making every effort to ensure each part you produce meets or exceeds your customer’s expectations. But with each operation, your coolant is drifting out of spec. As chips, sludge, solids, and tramp oil collect in your sumps and tanks, that fluid stops performing as a lubricant and coolant and instead becomes a breeding ground for bacteria.
This isn’t just a matter of stinky sumps: if you can smell the problem, that coolant is already severely out of spec. Cutting oil that’s only a few percent too lean will lead to poor part finish and rusted machines. But haphazard “topping off” can cause even more problems: if your cutting oil is even a little too rich, you’ll decrease tool life, increase maintenance costs, and possibly even alter the metallurgy of your finished parts.
Meeting Your Cutting Oil Filtration Needs
Every production process is unique. Even the exact same operation is going to present different challenges when performed in different plants. That’s why so many “off-the-shelf” filtration systems and solutions fail to deliver: No one can meet a unique set of challenges with a generic solution.
Our process is straight forward:
First, we work with you to agree on a specification for your fluid’s particulate contaminants, water removal, and additives. Typically, these specifications are based on SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), AGMA (American Gear Manufacturers Association), or ISO (International Standards organization) classifications. They might include viscosity, additives such as rust and oxidation inhibitors, anti-wear agents, extreme pressure, etc.
Next, we develop a strategy with you to segregate and collect different contaminated oil types on an ongoing basis, to prevent cross-contamination. Based on the standard life of your oils or continuous laboratory testing, we create a purification schedule. Our filtration and purification process allows us to maintain your oils at your desired ISO cleanliness code and guarantees the lowest water content in the industry. We’ll also analyze your cutting oil and return it to its original OEM state through an additization process. (This analysis is necessary, especially if heat and water cause oxidation of your oil.)
Finally, we issue a report that documents the results before returning the cutting oil to your system for reuse (upon your approval).
Taking Coolant Filtration and Management Further
But this isn’t just about installing equipment in your facility. We can go further and install a team in your facility. Let us run and manage all your fluids and filtration technology, so you can focus on what your customers value most.
Your in-house Trucent team will do more than just handle fluid purchases, monitor those fluids, and maintain them at appropriate levels and concentrations. They’ll pinpoint contaminants at their source and find ways to separate these contaminants from your flow as early as possible. When those fluids are finally spent, your Trucent team will recycle or dispose of the fluid with minimal negative impact to your business and our world. No one else can offer this level of comprehensive cutting oil and metalworking fluid service.
The results: Top performance, every single day, hassle-free.
Every solution begins with a conversation. Contact us today to discuss your ideal coolant filtration and fluid management solution—or schedule a free on-site consultation. Our engineers will walk your entire process, sample fluids at every step, and work with you to track down every point where contaminants could creep in.
All-in-One Cutting Oil Purification and Filtration
There are plenty of ways to filter your cutting oil, coolants, and lubes, protecting your flow rates and machines. Trucent provides comprehensive solutions to these fluid filtration challenges. We can help you maintain your filtration system—or design an entirely new particulate removal solution. We can install one piece of equipment or install a team to manage all your filtration technology on a daily basis. The goals remain the same: Cleaner cutting oil, longer tool life, higher quality parts.
Many of the problems associated with dirty or contaminated oil can be solved through onsite centrifugal purification to purify oil. This technology can positively impact production, quality, costs, waste disposal, and environmental issues.
In this case, the emergency oil remediation service saved $17,300 in oil costs, reduced downtime and saved tooling and allowed for continued production.
“Quick responses, personal service, and knowledgeable technicians are able to achieve desired results with little fuss or disruption of our process.”
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